Happy 2024, everyone!!! It’s Shari here with the first entry of my 2024 art journal. After much consideration, I’ve chosen to use circle dies as my base for the year. I’m using the Simon Says Stamp Nested circles and the outer edge of this entry measures 4″. This size will allow me to use my embossing folders, die cuts and even sewing as I move forward with my projects. I’ll be securing these at the top using the Simon Says Stamp Ring Clip.
My first entry is my wish for 2024. To LOVE! I had a few curiosities that I decided to experiment with. First, do the Tim Holtz Glazes allow the glimmer of the Sparkle Kraft stock to remain after embossing? I got my answer, yes they do!! A nice surprise happened when the Speckled Egg glaze grabbed a bit of the gold paper color and turned it a beautiful green. This fits the organic look I was going for so I was thrilled!
My second curiosity was to figure out how to make a see-thru shaker element. I achieved this by using acetate on the front and back champagne flutes and adding more layers in between until I had the desired height for the sequins to be sandwiched.
If you’d like to see how these techniques are done, check out my video below.